The Power of Perspective

Written by Peter Murphy

You limit yourself. Yes, it is true. Each day you behave in muchrepparttar same way as you have always done. You act out your habitual ways of dealing with people, and you communicate as well or as badly as you normally do.

Although you know better, you do not apply all that you have learned when it comes to makingrepparttar 102011 most of yourself. If this is true for you, then how are you going to improve?

Awareness is key. Until you spot what you are doing you will not know where to make changes to how you talk to people. How can you change what needs to be improved if you do not see it yourself?

There is a very simple way to generate awareness of how you behave with other people. A way to develop perspective that is not clouded by your biased perceptions.

Three Steps to Powerful Perspective:

1 Be a neutral observer

Choose a recent conversation you had which did not go as well as you would have liked. Next, pretend for a moment that you are a neutral observer ofrepparttar 102012 conversation. In your imagination go back in time to that incident and see yourself talking to that other person. Picturerepparttar 102013 surroundings, hearrepparttar 102014 sounds and feelrepparttar 102015 atmosphere ofrepparttar 102016 place.

Then run throughrepparttar 102017 entire conversation again, only this time imagine that you arerepparttar 102018 neutral observer. See yourself andrepparttar 102019 other person talking and listening to each other and noticerepparttar 102020 dynamics ofrepparttar 102021 conversation. Pay special attention torepparttar 102022 non verbal reactions.

By doing this you will be gathering a lot of information that will be helpful in noticing what works and what does not work in your communication.

Build Your Database - Build Your Profits

Written by Noel Peebles

It's been said that it costs five times more to attract a new customer than to keep an old one. Despite this, most businesses spend an enormous amount of time and effort chasing after new customers.

Why do thingsrepparttar hard way? It is far more lucrative to reward good customers by simply encouraging them to remain loyal to your business. The first step to achieving this; is to build a good database and stay in contact with your customers and potential customers.

Here are some no-cost/low-cost marketing tips that almost any business can use to add customers to a database and put dollars inrepparttar 102010 bank.

One idea is to build your customer database by offering a prize draw. As an incentive, you could give away a product or a special discount.

If you are running a retail store or office, you could place a jar or fishbowl onrepparttar 102011 counter or reception desk for business cards. Then atrepparttar 102012 end of each week or month, draw a winner.

Some customers won't have a business card. So, it's a good idea to have a stock of plain cards on hand for those people. Use brightly colored cards as they will add torepparttar 102013 excitment and attract attention torepparttar 102014 fishbowl. A local printing company will probably have some free off-cuts to use.

Another idea applies to when you offer specials to your customers. Whenever possible, take a note of their name, phone number and/or email address. The following month you can make these people another offer as a reward for taking uprepparttar 102015 original offer. You'll find you get a high percentage of successful sales.

If you are operating overrepparttar 102016 internet, offer a free report to build your database. Another idea is to offer a free mini-course or newsletter ezine. Thanks torepparttar 102017 wonders of technology, these can be delivered instantly over repparttar 102018 internet using an autoresponder.

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